The pop exclusively curated by Omoyemi Akerele, creative director of Lagos Fashion Week, also saw Nigerian designers Nkwo and Grey with OKAPI; a collaboration between SHF and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to give Nigerian brands more access to a wider market.
“This season’s trade shows are sponsored by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in collaboration with Style House Files(SHF). Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) remains at the forefront of championing the cause of Made in Nigeria apparel to thrive by providing a myriad of opportunities for capacity building and access to market” SHF shares via a release.
“Okapi is always excited to be able to work with other luxury brands from around the African Continent. Nigeria has such a wealth of talent and quality and yet like South Africa also sometimes struggles to get the exposure it needs in the global market so pop-ups like these are a great way to showcase what is available.” Hanneli Rupert, Director Okapi, and Merchants on Long says about the pop up.
Simon Burstein commented, “Both Lisa Folawiyo and Akosua Afriyie-Kumi are world travelers, with great personal style and loves of fashion which transcends through their designs. This alchemy, combined with local craftsmanship, results in beautiful and exotic collections”.
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